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Sanilac County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 41,587 (10% urban, 90% rural); it was 44,547 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,919
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,820
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,812
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,393 (it was 3,059 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%

Land area: 964 sq. mi.

Water area: 626.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sanilac County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.2%), Educational, health and social services (15.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Sanilac County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 20,560  (49.4%)
Females: 21,027  (50.6%)

Sanilac County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sanilac County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,279 ($36,870 in 1999)

This county:

$40279
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $597)
This county:

$457
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,170 (it was $91,000 in 2000)
Sanilac:

$93,170
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,344 - $156,211
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 311

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 138
  • Auto thefts: 19

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 106
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2014: 39 buildings, average cost: $128,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,296 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,212 (1.4%)

Sanilac County household income distribution in 2009 Sanilac County home values distribution Sanilac County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents, 29.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for American Indian residents, 64.8% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.8%
Sanilac County:

15.8%
Michigan:

17.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.3% for American Indian residents, 66.5% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 36 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sanilac County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $708 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sandusky, Croswell, Marlette, Brown City, Lexington, Deckerville, Port Sanilac, Peck, Carsonville, Snover.

Sanilac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,231
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 708 (58% naturalized citizens)

Sanilac County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 90
  • 1985 to 1989: 39
  • 1980 to 1984: 44
  • 1975 to 1979: 47
  • 1970 to 1974: 32
  • 1970 to 1974: 53
  • 1965 to 1969: 349

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.6%

Sanilac County marital status for males Sanilac County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,828
  • One, attached: 161
  • Two: 354
  • 3 or 4: 193
  • 5 to 9: 425
  • 10 to 19: 265
  • 20 or more: 226
  • Mobile homes: 2,686
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 176

Housing units in Sanilac County with a mortgage: 5,116 (339 second mortgage, 606 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,601

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sanilac County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,46010
Evangelical Protestant5,23340
Mainline Protestant4,22231
Other8137
None25,386-
Sanilac County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Sanilac County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Sanilac County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sanilac County:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Sanilac County:

30.9%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Sanilac County:

Average size of farms: 273 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,826
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $225.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,373
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.36%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $128,298
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.05
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 35.42%
Corn for grain: 78403 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34100 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 125267 harvested acres
Vegetables: 259 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 147 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sanilac County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 178.2 miles away from Sanilac County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 147.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 363.4 miles away from Sanilac County center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1527): June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3160): January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganFlooding, Incident Period: June 21, 1996 to July 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1128): July 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1128, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-774): September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 5, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-744): September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganSnowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3030): February 5, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-495): March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 12, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-371): April 12, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-371, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Sanilac County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (37%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sanilac County (%):

  • German (29%)
  • English (12%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Sanilac County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,760 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,414 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 72 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0%)
  • Walked: 533 (3%)
  • Other means: 120 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,187 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sanilac County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 241 people in nursing homes
  • 124 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 120 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Sanilac County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 219 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 169 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 94 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 42 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,839.

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.27% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($21,658 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($13,419 average AGI)
Sanilac County:

1.05%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Clair County, MI  1.00% ($25,420 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.52% ($34,619)
from Lapeer County, MI  0.30% ($22,646)
from Tuscola County, MI  0.28% ($30,622)
from Huron County, MI  0.27% ($29,837)
from Oakland County, MI  0.24% ($31,436)
from Wayne County, MI  0.14% ($33,217)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($23,134 average AGI)
1.15% relocated to other states ($7,460 average AGI)
Sanilac County:

1.15%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Clair County, MI  1.20% ($29,695 average AGI)
to Lapeer County, MI  0.48% ($31,000)
to Macomb County, MI  0.46% ($26,368)
to Tuscola County, MI  0.31% ($24,980)
to Oakland County, MI  0.29% ($39,125)
to Huron County, MI  0.21% ($28,265)
to Wayne County, MI  0.18% ($24,828)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Sanilac County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Sanilac County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sanilac County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sanilac County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sanilac County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,518 (7,179 aged, 1,339 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 592 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sanilac County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (743)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (637)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (453)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (333)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (241)
  • Congestive heart failure (230)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (193)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (180)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (155)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (151)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4686.800
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 292.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32040.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1036.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1123.970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.1

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,548
  • In family households: 36,367 (9,067 male householders, 2,818 female householders)
    9,472 spouses, 12,326 children (11,345 natural, 321 adopted, 660 stepchildren), 732 grandchildren, 234 brothers or sisters, 224 parents, 282 other relatives, 1,011 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,181 (2,545 male householders (2,094 living alone)), 2,702 female householders (2,432 living alone)), 934 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 566 (311 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,797 2-persons, 2,435 3-persons, 2,039 4-persons, 940 5-persons, 400 6-persons, 274 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,526 1-person, 597 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

8,965 married couples with children.
2,081 single-parent households (593 men, 1,488 women).

95.3% of residents of Sanilac County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $247,947,000 ($5531 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,583,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $111,919,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $60,659,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,406,000
Federal grants: $43,431,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,196,000 ($9,416,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,337,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,685,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,094,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,482,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,798
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,359
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -185
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sanilac County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.79 millions of gallons per day (92% from ground, 8% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 77
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,057
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,475
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,032
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,593
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,222
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,164
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,747
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,245
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sanilac County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 326
  • 4 rooms: 1,524
  • 5 rooms: 3,212
  • 6 rooms: 3,540
  • 7 rooms: 2,363
  • 8 rooms: 1,520
  • 9+ rooms: 1,259
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 167
  • 3 rooms: 444
  • 4 rooms: 835
  • 5 rooms: 664
  • 6 rooms: 397
  • 7 rooms: 268
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9+ rooms: 95
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sanilac County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 393
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,292
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,194
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,306
  • 5+ bedrooms: 617
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 676
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,231
  • 3 bedrooms: 753
  • 4 bedrooms: 278
  • 5+ bedrooms: 79
Cars and other vehicles available in Sanilac County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 545
  • 1 vehicle: 3,837
  • 2 vehicles: 6,118
  • 3 vehicles: 2,365
  • 4 vehicles: 631
  • 5+ vehicles: 316
  • no vehicle: 294
  • 1 vehicle: 1,587
  • 2 vehicles: 888
  • 3 vehicles: 224
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 40

64% of Sanilac County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Michigan.

Sanilac County:

63.7%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39485
  • Northeast: 601
  • Midwest: 1680
  • South: 1427
  • West: 465

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sanilac County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.7%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Wood (4.1%)
  • Utility gas (50.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.7%)
  • Electricity (15.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.9%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 327
Here:

5.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 84
Here:

2.8%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 173
Here:

16.7%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sanilac County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $773,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,857,000
    Regular Highways: $16,466,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,119,000
    General - Other: $3,803,000
    Police Protection: $3,756,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,497,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $610,000
    Transit Utilities: $518,000
    Central Staff Services: $461,000
    Housing and Community Development: $455,000
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Financial Administration: $239,000
    General Public Buildings: $239,000
    Libraries: $234,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $166,000
    Solid Waste Management: $81,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000
    Sewerage: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $306,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $801,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    General - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,621,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $496,000

Sanilac County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $11,953,000
    Regular Highways: $1,570,000
    Parks and Recreation: $259,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,834,000
    All Other: $1,113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $455,000
    Public Welfare: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,622,000
    All Other: $1,203,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $799,000
    Interest Earnings: $794,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $665,000
    Rents: $136,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,028,000
    Highways: $6,185,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,582,000
    All Other: $1,137,000
    Transit Utilities: $518,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,016,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $347,000
    Other License: $291,000

Sanilac County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,636,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,481,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,936,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,293,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,603,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $643,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $448,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $750,000

Sanilac County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,724,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,318,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 814
  • Number of aged recipients: 40
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 774
  • Number of recipients under 18: 107
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 585
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 122
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 334
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 363
Sanilac County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sanilac County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sanilac County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John39576.8 years
William33776.5 years
Mary28979.6 years
Robert25371.2 years
George19876.6 years
Charles17675.3 years
James17573.3 years
Joseph16876.5 years
Helen14979.7 years
Frank14576.4 years
Most common last names in Sanilac County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14676.0 years
Miller8476.6 years
Brown7379.5 years
Davis5276.2 years
Campbell4781.0 years
Jones4373.6 years
Williams4277.6 years
Walker4278.3 years
Scott4177.5 years
Thompson4078.1 years
Businesses in Sanilac County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Burger King2McDonald's4
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
FedEx1Rite Aid2
Ford1Sears1
GNC1True Value2
H&R Block3U-Haul2
Jones New York1UPS4
Kmart1Walmart1

Sanilac County on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"